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True dat.With other movies, and some TV shows, a lot of bass can be a little annoying to me.
Particularly if I am just listening to music played by acoustic instruments, where I know what the music should really sound like, I find that too much bass can be very distracting and unappealing. So, I think that this is one of those issues that depends on circumstances, and on the individual listener, but I definitely don't want to have the same amount of bass for everything I listen to.
One size - trim level in this case - does not fit all, at least for me anyway. It's not uncommon that I drop the subwoofer level on the AVR by as much as 2dB because the source material is just overpowering otherwise. It becomes distracting if I don't. I would prefer not to fiddle so much with the output, but sound quality and fidelity is the first priority so I find myself having to do that very thing with regularity.